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Studies & Bills

Information prior to the 40th Parliament is from notices of meetings. For the official record, please refer to the related minutes and transcripts.

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Studies & Bills Date Referred Session  note  note
Study on the services and benefits provided to veterans in recognition of their services to Canada
(2004-11-04)
Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at 12:10 PM
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at 12:20 PM
Tuesday, February 1, 2005 at 11:38 AM
  • Brian Ferguson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Veterans Services Branch (Department of Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Robert Mercer, Executive Director (Public Affairs Branch)
  • Darragh Mogan, Executive Director, Service and Program Modernization Task Force (Department of Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Jack Stagg, Deputy Minister (Department of Veterans Affairs Canada)
Wednesday, December 8, 2004 at 12:18 PM
  • Honourable Albina Guarnieri (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Brian Ferguson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Victor Marchand (Veterans Review and Appeal Board)
  • Jack Staggr (Veterans Affairs Canada)
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Orders of Reference

A committee’s order of reference is the Order of the Senate that authorizes it to examine a bill or to undertake a special study. Most committees require an order of reference before they can undertake such work. Three standing committees do, however, have permanent orders of reference, allowing them to undertake their work without waiting for a specific order of reference. These are the Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament (responsible for proposing amendments to the rules of the Senate, examining questions of privilege and consideration of the orders and customs of the Senate and privileges of Parliament), the Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration (responsible for the financial and administrative matters relating to the internal management of the Senate) and the Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators.